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Irrigation, Labor

Featured stories about irrigation and labor appear in this issue.

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Tallying the costs

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Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan ­Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants who come to Canada under

Contain root growth

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Four-year-old Packham trees on Winter Nelis rootstock planted 22.5 cm (9 inches) apart on Open Tatura (9,876 trees per hectare, or 4,000 trees per acre).

Snow apple of Quebec

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Fameuse vary in appearance from a fiery, solid-red to striped-red-over-green skin with bright white flesh sometimes streaked with crimson. The fragrance and taste, however, are

Irrigating cherry orchards efficiently

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Lapins fruit quality was excellent in all three years of the deficit irrigation study. Todd Einhorn A significant portion of sweet cherry acreage throughout California

H-2A basics

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Lucio Machado picks Golden Delicious in a Wenatchee, Washington, orchard. Fear of a repeat of last fall’s labor shortage in the Pacific Northwest has many

Aiming for efficiency

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Almost $3 million in government funding earmarked for packing house improvements was announced January 27 at the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association’s annual convention at Kelowna,